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Joshua Wong, 2 others plead guilty over 2019 Hong Kong protest

Joshua Wong, 2 others plead guilty over 2019 Hong Kong protest

World
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Joshua Wong and two other prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Monday over their involvement in protests in the summer of 2019. Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam pleaded guilty and were jailed ahead of sentencing next week when they each face up to three years in prison, the Hong Kong Free Press reported. Advertisement The trio pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a June 2019 demonstration when protesters surrounded the police headquarters in opposition to police brutality. Protesters had taken to the streets against a controversial extradition bill that summer but rallies and marches intensified in response to the violent crackdown by police. Wong, who has previously served prison terms over his activism, told reporters before heading into the ...
eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

Technology
Federal prosecutors say four former eBay employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in sending live spiders and cockroaches in an effort to intimidate a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction siteByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2020, 9:24 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBOSTON -- Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.“Four former employees of #eBay are scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 8 at 2pm via zoom in federal court in #Boston,” according to a tweet from the o...
Malaysian court finds former PM Najib Razak guilty in 1MDB case

Malaysian court finds former PM Najib Razak guilty in 1MDB case

World
July 28 (UPI) -- A Malaysian court on Tuesday found former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty of corruption and money laundering charges in connection to the alleged theft of billions of dollars from a state-run investment fund. Najib was found guilty of all seven charges, including one count of abuse of power, three counts of criminal breach of trust and three counts of money laundering, in connection to illegally obtaining some $ 9.8 million from SRC International, a former unit of the government-run 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund, or 1MDB. Advertisement The 1MDB was launched in July 2009 to entice investment into the Asian nation but became embroiled in scandal. The U.S. Justice Department has said some $ 4.5 billion was stolen from the fund and laundered through various schemes. Naj...
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement.Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. He was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.He still faces charges in Los Angeles of assaulting two women in 2013.At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek. The allegations were at the centre of the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct all...
Philippines massacre: Brothers found guilty of killing 58 people

Philippines massacre: Brothers found guilty of killing 58 people

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Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In a historic decision, a Philippine court on Thursday convicted two brothers who planned a politically motivated massacre a decade ago and dozens of others who were involved in the assault. Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes convicted Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr., Zaldy Ampatuan and over 40 others for the deaths of 58 people in Maguindanao province in 2009. The brothers were handed down a life sentence of 40 years in prison without parole for 57 counts of murder as were almost 30 other people. Fifteen suspects were sentenced to between six and 10 years in prison for being accessories to the crime. And another brother, Sajid Islam Ampatuan, was among 55 people who were acquitted. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the 10 years the brothers served...